Plastics Industry Community Clean-Up Organized by FLiP with Supporting Partner: Plastics Technology
The Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP)Community Impact Task Group was created in April of 2022 to foster collaboration among PLASTICS member companies and external organizations to provide an outlet for the industry to give back and positively impact the environment and communities in which the plastics industry serves.
The first impact project that this group has planned is a waste Clean-Up. The purpose of this effort is to connect with a community in removing mismanaged waste from the environment. The 2022 Clean-Up effort will be held in conjunction with PLASTICS Fall Board Meeting and National Conference in Ashville, NC on September 21st, the week after National Clean-Up Day and International Coastal Clean-Up Day.
When: Wednesday, September 21st from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Upon arrival, PLASTICS and partner organization, RiverLink, will give welcoming remarks. The Clean-Up will run until 11:30am. Participants will return to the Omni Grove Hotel by 12:00pm.
Transportation: Participants are to meet in the Atrium Lobby at 8:45am. This is not the main lobby - the Atrium Lobby is located on the Seventh Level of the Vanderbilt Wing Atrium. The bus will leave from the Omni Grove Hotel promptly at 9:00am.
What: Volunteers will pick up litter from the open field and trails within the park and properly dispose of it. We love plastic; we dislike plastic waste. We dislike waste of all kinds!
How: If you are interested in participating, select the Clean-Up option on your registration form. PLASTICS will be providing transportation to and from the Clean-Up location.
Waiver: Each participant is required to sign a waiver. The waiver will be available for signature during the registration process.
What to wear & bring:
It is recommended that volunteers wear long pants and sleeves. That being said, please do dress for the weather. We do not want volunteers to overheat or be too cold when working. Closed-toes shoes are required.
Clean-Up materials such as trash bag, trash pickers, and gloves will be provided.
Water, sunscreen, bug spray, and hand sanitizer will also be provided however, you are welcome to bring your own as well.